Laurel, MD - Zerbick Software announces the immediate availability of the Zerbick Plunge Milling Add-in Build 126, the latest version of its Plunge Milling Add-in for the ESPRIT CAM system that provides a complete suite of tools for optimizing the roughing process. Zerbick Plunge Mill customers worldwide can quickly and safely remove as much material as possible utilizing an interface that will be familiar to all ESPRIT users, now with the option of display in one of thirteen languages: English, Chinese (Taiwanese and PRC), Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
Plunge Roughing Made Easy
Z-axis plunge milling allows tools to remove large amounts of stock very efficiently. The Zerbick Software Plunge Milling Add-In for ESPRIT allows users to automate the plunge roughing process, making it more even efficient.
� enables roughing of 2D pockets with or without islands.
� automatically calculates and identifies the location of pilot holes.
� allows users to choose any drilling cycle available on their equipment, such as plunging to full depth in one pass, multiple pecks with full retract for chip clearance, various boring cycles, etc.
� allows for parallel rows and zigzag patterns at any angle, as well as concentric-in and concentric-out patterns, each without violating defined boundaries.
The add-in works seamlessly from within ESPRIT, and all settings can be saved for future productivity.
Fully functional 30-day trial versions that are compatible with ESPRIT 2002 and ESPRIT 2002 Plus are available for immediate download from
About ESPRIT and DP Technology
ESPRIT CAM is a powerful software solution that enables users to program any CNC machine tool (2 - 5 axis Milling, 2 - 22 axis Turning, 2 - 5 axis Wire-EDM) and machine any part geometry (solid, surface, wire frame) from any source (CAD system, blue print, etc). Because it is built upon 100% native Windows(r), users can easily extend ESPRIT's capabilities with Visual Basic, creating macros and add-ins with an industry-standard programming language, instead of relying on a proprietary language.
The ESPRIT Developer Network, located at
edn.htm, provides support for third-party software developers and end-users to build and sell software solutions, macros and add-ins to the ESPRIT community. Add-ins that are approved by DP as Commercial Solutions receive the company's endorsement, along with the opportunity for a DP-sponsored news release, a classified advertisement in ESPRIT de Corps (the ESPRIT user magazine), trade show exposure and other promotional advantages.
For additional information about DP Technology and ESPRIT, please call (805) 388-6000, e-mail DP at
Email Contact or visit them on the World Wide Web at
About Zerbick Software(tm)
Located in Laurel, Maryland, Zerbick Software(tm), Inc.is a specialty software company focused on providing easy-to-use solutions for CNC programmers and machinists. The president of Zerbick Software, Todd Steele, has over 12 years of experience programming and running CNC machine tools. That hands-on experience provides uncommon insight into the challenges faced by today's CNC machinists and programmers.
The ESPRIT Add-in Store (
www.dptechnology.com/espritaddinstore) and Zerbick Software (
www.Zerbick.com) both stock a Tap Drill Calculator Add-In developed by Todd Steele that is ready for immediate download from these websites. This latest handy tool for ESPRIT users will calculate the tap drill size needed for many different thread types and create the necessary tools. Like the Plunge Milling Add-In, the Tap Drill Calculator works seamlessly from within ESPRIT. The calculator is fully customizable, and the input fields can even accept fractions and calculations as input, such as 3/4 or .5+.25. The Tap Drill Calculator is also available with multi-language support.
The Print Esprit graphics in B&W Add-in is another FreeWare download that is now available through the ESPRIT Add-in Store and Zerbick sites. Providing a seamless way to format output of colored graphics to a black-and-white printer, this add-in solves the problem of hard-to-see light-colored elements.
To learn more about Zerbick Software�, Inc. and the Zerbick Software� Plunge Milling Add-In, e-mail
Email Contact or visit the company on the World Wide Web at